When it comes to expressing ourselves and sprucing up our interior surroundings, our bathrooms are often left down at the bottom of the list. But if you think about how many times you go in and out of your bathroom, you might realise it’s one of the rooms in the house you spend most of your time!
And if you've been in need of the plubming advice we gave in our last post, then maybe it's time to think about sprucing up your bathroom.
If you’re thinking about giving your bathroom that much-needed refurbishment - or even if you don’t want to do any major renovations and instead want to make it more functional and aesthetically pleasing - here are 8 great ideas for renovating and decorating your bathroom.
While hospital-sterile is just a half-step away, turning your bathroom into a sanctuary of sunlight is easy and might not require any big renovation. Invite sunlight into your bathroom by choosing white sheer curtains or valances. Add a cosy white bath rug to keep away from that sterile zone. Paint your walls a near-white colour: the absolute lightest pink or blue you can find; when the sunlight hits it throughout the day, you’ll see a display of subtle hues.
Get a luxurious feel by replacing the hardware in your bathroom with shiny or dull brass pieces. Be sure that you replace all your hardware, and stick with similar textures of brass - different metals or even wildly varying degrees of shine in the brass will clash. Choose brown and maroon tones for your walls and accents, and you’ll feel like royalty in no time.
Transform your bathroom into a haven of inspiration. Hang glass-protected artwork or vintage posters on the walls. Find a shower curtain that makes a statement, and combine colours and prints to organise your toiletries with style. The artsy haven is all about bringing together images you love in collage-style fashion.
Remembering Rubber Ducky
There are so many styles, shapes and sizes of bathtubs to choose from, and the one you choose will have a big impact on the look and feel of your bathroom. Freestanding and clawfoot tubs have a bold personality. Tub-shower combinations are practical space-savers. Corner tubs are suitable for dual soaking, and stone tubs are extra luxurious and spa-like. Choose a tub that suits your style and think about how you’ll be using it - to be sure that you do.
Bring In the Technology
A few feature upgrades can go a long way when it comes to bathroom refurbishment. Look for a dual flush toilet that saves water or even a composting toilet that doesn’t use any water; install a rainfall shower head that will make your day every morning, or a jacuzzi tub that will help you relax every night. If you’re investing in a new appliance for your bathroom, treat yourself to something special, as new technologies are making such luxuries more affordable all the time.
For a simple look, choose an accent colour and carry it throughout your bathroom. Violet hand towels, a violet soap dispenser, and a small vase of dried lavender, for example, is an easy way to put the finishing touch on any bathroom refurbishment without spending lots of money of decorations or having to coordinate different colours. Use accents to bring your decorations together without getting overwhelmed.
Are you doing a full remodel? Have you allocated a budget that gives you lots of wiggle room? Then it might be time to splurge on a few fancy additions. Consider pulling up your bathroom floors and adding heated tiles. There is no better way to kick-off a cold morning than using your floor as a foot warmer.
This is a great idea, no matter what style of renovation you choose. Investing in the smooth functioning of your bathroom’s features is key to any successful renovation. Making your bathroom look pretty is nice and all, but investing in a high-quality bathroom installation or refurbishment will make your bathroom enjoyable to use.
Looking for new ideas to provide hot water for your new bathroom. Why not consider an eco-boliler?
The possibilities are endless. Use your imagination (and remember the practical nature of your bathroom) to carry out the refurbishment of your dreams. This high-traffic room in your home deserves it, and so do you.
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